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[[w:Wikipedia:IRC|IRC]] is the preferred discussion platform for [[Help:Cloud Services introduction|Wikimedia Cloud Services]].
Wikimedia Labs currently uses the IRC network to conduct discussions and is the main platform for help/requests. The channel is located on the Freenode network and the channel is called {{irc|wikimedia-cloud}}.


== Things you can do there ==
The main channel is called {{irc|wikimedia-cloud}} and it's hosted on the [https://libera.chat/ libera.chat] network (all discussions are publicly [https://wm-bot.wmcloud.org/browser/index.php?display=%23wikimedia-cloud logged]).
It is a help channel, so you can just ask anything related to the Wikimedia Labs. The occasional off-topic about real life/events at Wikimedia is okay.


Example of what you can do in there:
For general information about IRC usage in other Wikimedia projects, see  [[m:IRC]].
# Ask for help about Wikimedia Labs.
 
# Request attention for a Wikimedia Labs bug filed in Phabricator.
== Code of Conduct ==
# Ask for access a specific project.
 
By participating in the IRC channel you agree to adhere to the [[mw:Code of Conduct|Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces]].
 
We also encourage everyone to follow the [[mw:Wikimedia Technical Engagement/Team Social Norms|Technical Engagement Social Norms]].
 
== What to do there ==
 
{{irc|wikimedia-cloud}} is a help channel for anything related to services provided by Wikimedia Cloud Services.
 
Things you can do there:
 
# Ask for help about the provided services (Toolforge, Cloud VPS, Data Services, etc.)
# Request attention for a bug filed in Phabricator
# Ask for access to a specific project
# Record [[Cloud VPS Server Admin Log|Server Admin Log messages]] by sending <tt>!log <var>project</var> <var>message</var></tt> messages
 
The occasional off-topic discussion about real life and events at Wikimedia is permitted in moderate quantities.
 
== Forbidden behavior ==
 
Additionally, there are certain rules we strictly enforce to create a healthy discussion environment:


== Things you cannot do there ==
Like all other IRC channels, you can talk in real time with others in the channel. Some basic rules that people should follow and adhere to:
# No spamming/advertising
# No spamming/advertising
# No shouting (i.e. Using all capital letters for every word).
# No shouting (i.e. using all capital letters for every word)
# Use a pastebin for code snippets longer than 2-3 lines.
# No pasting code snippets longer than 2-3 lines (use a [[phab:paste/|pastebin]] for that)


People who are persistently disruptive may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.
People who are persistently disruptive may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.


You should avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.
You should also avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.
 
== Accessing the channel ==
 
The channel is open to anyone so first make sure you can connect using an [[w:Internet Relay Chat#Client software|IRC client]].
 
Once connected just type <code>/join #wikimedia-cloud</code> and that should be it!
 
Conversations in the ''#wikimedia-cloud'' channel are publicly logged at https://wm-bot.wmcloud.org/browser/index.php?display=%23wikimedia-cloud
 
== Status updates ==
 
You can access the {{irc|wikimedia-cloud-feed}} channel if you want to know about:
* Updates to Phabricator tasks
* Updates to change requests in Gerrit
* Infrastructure alerts
 
In this channel, you will find various [[m:IRC/Bots|bots]] relaying that type of information (wikibugs, icinga-wm, shinken-wm, and stashbot).
 
== Additional information ==


== Getting into the channel ==
* [https://wm-bot.wmcloud.org/browser/index.php?display=%23wikimedia-cloud Public logs of the channel]
Anyone can just enter the channel, usually through any IRC client or via Freenode's [http://webchat.freenode.net webchat]. Type <tt>/join #wikimedia-cloud</tt> when you are connected to Freenode.
* [[Help:Cloud Services introduction|Wikimedia Cloud Services]]
* [[Portal:Toolforge|Toolforge documentation]]
* [[Portal:Cloud_VPS|Cloud VPS documentation]]
* [[Portal:Data_Services|Data Services documentation]]
* [[Help:Contents|List of all documentation pages]]


== External links ==
{{:Help:Cloud Services communication}}
* [http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-cloud/ Public logs of the channel]

Latest revision as of 19:11, 16 March 2022

IRC is the preferred discussion platform for Wikimedia Cloud Services.

The main channel is called #wikimedia-cloud connect and it's hosted on the libera.chat network (all discussions are publicly logged).

For general information about IRC usage in other Wikimedia projects, see m:IRC.

Code of Conduct

By participating in the IRC channel you agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces.

We also encourage everyone to follow the Technical Engagement Social Norms.

What to do there

#wikimedia-cloud connect is a help channel for anything related to services provided by Wikimedia Cloud Services.

Things you can do there:

  1. Ask for help about the provided services (Toolforge, Cloud VPS, Data Services, etc.)
  2. Request attention for a bug filed in Phabricator
  3. Ask for access to a specific project
  4. Record Server Admin Log messages by sending !log project message messages

The occasional off-topic discussion about real life and events at Wikimedia is permitted in moderate quantities.

Forbidden behavior

Additionally, there are certain rules we strictly enforce to create a healthy discussion environment:

  1. No spamming/advertising
  2. No shouting (i.e. using all capital letters for every word)
  3. No pasting code snippets longer than 2-3 lines (use a pastebin for that)

People who are persistently disruptive may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.

You should also avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.

Accessing the channel

The channel is open to anyone so first make sure you can connect using an IRC client.

Once connected just type /join #wikimedia-cloud and that should be it!

Conversations in the #wikimedia-cloud channel are publicly logged at https://wm-bot.wmcloud.org/browser/index.php?display=%23wikimedia-cloud

Status updates

You can access the #wikimedia-cloud-feed connect channel if you want to know about:

  • Updates to Phabricator tasks
  • Updates to change requests in Gerrit
  • Infrastructure alerts

In this channel, you will find various bots relaying that type of information (wikibugs, icinga-wm, shinken-wm, and stashbot).

Additional information

Communication and support

Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by the Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team and Wikimedia movement volunteers. Please reach out with questions and join the conversation:

Discuss and receive general support
Receive mail announcements about critical changes
Subscribe to the cloud-announce@ mailing list (all messages are also mirrored to the cloud@ list)
Track work tasks and report bugs
Use the Phabricator workboard #Cloud-Services for bug reports and feature requests about the Cloud VPS infrastructure itself
Learn about major near-term plans
Read the News wiki page
Read news and stories about Wikimedia Cloud Services
Read the Cloud Services Blog (for the broader Wikimedia movement, see the Wikimedia Technical Blog)